We returned last month from a river cruise on the MS Nikolay Chernyshevsky (Vodahod Cruise & Travel) along the rivers, canals and lakes between St Petersburg and Moscow. Russia does not immediately come to mind as a holiday destination but we had friends who had been on this cruise some years ago, and whilst in Europe in May/June this year we decided to include the river cruise as part of our trip.
Our inclusive trip from London was booked through Archers/Cosmos in the UK who we found most helpful and efficient and who we had travelled with on two previous occasions. Their prices are very competitive and also provide a free chauffeur pickup and return service within a 50 mile radius of your departing airport. In addition as we had booked early we were also given free a "Moscow by night" optional tour. The only downside is that we were informed that we would be picked up at 5.20am for a flight leaving Heathrow at 9.20am, and we were staying 30 mins away from the airport!! However by prior arrangement with the car service we were able to amend the pickup time. Archers recommended us to upgrade our cabin from the porthole cabins on the lower deck as not only are they tiny, but access is difficult down steep steps. We upgraded to a twin cabin on the middle deck which also had its own opening window.More
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Russian river cruises
While you're in Russia, a cruise down its greatest rivers can be a perfect opportunity for you to better understand the Russian soul world-known for its mysteriousness. A Russian river cruise is not a simple trip from one point to another - it's an unforgettable experience that will remain in your memory for all your life. While cruising down the river in Russia, you can enjoy unique Russian cuisine and breathtaking folk music and decorative arts and immerse yourself deeper in Russian history while visiting greatest Russian cities.
And, of course, a Russian river cruise is probably the best way to travel if you want to fully enjoy the beauty of gorgeous Russian landscapes. Just imagine how spectacular the sunset on a river can be!
Meet one more refurbished vessel - MS “Nizhny Novgorod” 2019.
We are glad to announce that MS “Nizhny Novgorod” is going to be refurbished and upgraded from 3 to4 stars for season 2019.
VODOHOD enhances the fleet
Navigation 2018 has officially started in Russia and VODOHOD introduced three newly refurbished ships. This year, in addition to the scheduled maintenance, VODOHOD’s three vessels were upgraded from 3 to 4 stars. On board fully refurbished MS "Nikolay Chernishevsky", MS "Konstantin Fedin" and MS "Kronshtadt" we now offer an enhanced level of comfort, quality and service.
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